Skilled Care Initiative
Authors/Editors: Family Care International (FCI)
Publication date: 2008
"...In 2000, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FCI launched the Skilled Care Initiative—a five-year operations research project in four rural, under-served districts in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Tanzania where the majority of women do not give birth with skilled providers. The SCI was developed in an effort to strengthen the evidence base for skilled care programming. The objective of the project was to test and evaluate strategies to increase skilled attendance at childbirth..."